Day and Time: Saturday from 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Westside’s Weekly Improv Workout is an opportunity for improvisers with previous experience (some or lots!) to keep those improv muscles growing without having to commit to an eight week program. The workout is two hours long and is taught by Westside’s most experienced teachers. Please arrive a few minutes early to sign up as the teacher may cap the number of students at 15 if they wish to do so (based on the exercises they’ll be working on that day).
Location: Westside Comedy Theater (a sign will be posted if the class has been moved to a different, walk-able location close to the theater).
You can either sign up online or come to class with cash. Credit cards and checks cannot be accepted for walk-ups.
Please note this is not a Beginner Improv Class! If you are a beginning improviser, having never taken an improv class before, please go to our “Free Intro to Improv” page in the menu to get details on the date of those workshops, or email our Training Center Director for more information – email@example.com.
February 9th – Nick Armstrong – “Heightening!” In this workout we will be working on heightening emotions, characters and more! Learn how identify moments to heighten and what to look for.
February 16th – Amey Goerlich – “The Documentary Opening” Waiting for Guffman, Best in show, This is Spinal Tap, The office, Parks & Recreation and Modern Family all use this device. Flesh out a whole world or theme with character interviews. I’ll teach you how to see a theme or pattern in character interviews to say what kind of doc is this?
February 23rd – Rolland Lopez – “Just fix it!” Ever find yourself in a scene that just isn’t going anywhere, but you can’t figure out why? Forget the why and just fix it! This workout will give you techniques that you can use mid-scene to make the scene more dynamic!
March 2nd – Zach Huddleston – “This Is Us” This workout focuses on the “I” and “you” statements that make our scenes more present and more fun.
March 9th – Landon Kirksey – “Can I Get a Location?” – We’ll explore how location can affect who we play and how we feel about each other using scene work, short form, and group games!
March 16th – Gillian Bellinger – “Host with the Most”- A workout in showmanship. It’s not just the games that make up a show, from hosting, to edits, to audience interaction, every little piece makes up the show for an audience. Use this workout to practice using your presence on stage and owning the show as a whole.
March 23rd – Amey Goerlich – Attack That Scene
Let’s stop softball pitching in our scenes lets play baseball and knock it out of the park. Let’s jump on that grenade, Jump off that cliff, chase down that bear. Learn some tips and tricks to attack your scene and give it all you got. Leave nothing behind ATTACK THAT SCENE!
March 30th – Chris Alvarado – “Alternate Reality” Grounded scene work doesn’t mean boring scene work!
We’ll be exploring fantastical characters and worlds while maintaining the qualities that go into a good scene.
Let’s inject some whimsy into our play, shall we?